Messi argument settled

THERE is no doubt that in today’s world a trademark is a very valuable thing but there has always been some question as to whether an individual, no matter how famous, can register their own name.

Now after nine years of trying the iconic footballer Lionel Messi has been told by the European Court of Justice that his registration is proper after dismissing appeals from Spanish cycling company Massi which claimed that there could be confusion and the European Union intellectual property office, EUIPO.


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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page